Dean Evans Family Tree


John Vivian Chaplin  was born on 15 September 1887 at Idris Street, Corris, Merionethshire. A few years later, in 1891, he was living with his parents at 12 Park Road, Colwyn Bay. During WW1 John served as Electrician Private in the RAMC, based at Eastriggs, Scotland. Eastriggs was a village constructed in the first war to house workers at the nearby munitions factory, the largest munitions factory constructed during the war. It was here, at a dance, that John met his future wife, Margaret George Ivison a munitions worker living at 46 The Rand, Eastriggs.
John and Margaret married on 27 June 1918 at St John's Episcopal Church, Eastriggs. Margaret was born on 28 October 1896 in Brechin, Scotland.
At the end of the war John brought his wife back to Colwynn Bay where in 1919 she gave birth to the first of their three children. They called their home in Mochdre, Colwyn, "Eastriggs".

The children were:

Vivian Ivison Chaplin, born1919
Raymond Bruce Chaplin, born 1922
Elizabeth Jean Chaplin, born 1928

John died in June 1953 and Margaret died 11 April 1978.

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